We're at a point in the MLB season where firing your manager doesn't do your team any good, but you can expect some changes to happen in the final week of the season and at the start of the offseason.
Whether it's their fault or not, managers will get the pink slip -- it happens every year. So here are three managers who will be fired after this season.
3. Scott Servais, Seattle Mariners
Scott Servais hasn't done anything particularly wrong in his short tenure in Seattle, but the team is terrible and there isn't a clear direction. He's in his fourth season with the M's, and after semi-contending in the first three years, it's been laughable in 2019 and maybe it's time for a new leader as they rebuild this roster...again.
2. Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates
Clint Hurdle is well respected and has done a damn good job in his nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, this will be the fourth straight year the Pirates haven't made the postseason, and the second half of this season hasn't been encouraging whatsoever. Hurdle is under contract through 2021, which might keep him around because the organization is so cheap, but the roster is being flipped and a new voice might be needed in the Steel City.
1. Gabe Kapler, Philadelphia Phillies
This is Gabe Kapler's second season as a manager, but the Philadelphia Phillies didn't spend a ton of money to be the fourth-best team in the NL East. In consecutive years with Kapler at the helm, the Phillies have been a .500 team. It's not good enough for this fanbase, which certainly wants Kapler and his analytically-minded approach out of the dugout. Kapler has been assured that he won't lose his job during the season, but there's plenty of smoke that makes you believe it could come after. Outside of making a late postseason run, Kapler's time in Philly could be over.